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lost a million jobs. >> eliot: the president has hammered romney on the centerpiece of his campaign, his plan to cut taxes across the board to restore the economy. >> obama: we haven't heard from the governor any specifics beyond big bird and eliminating funding for planned parenthood in terms of how he pays for that. >> eliot: romney is taking his lumps on the issue of equal pay for women. last night the former massachusetts governor said he wanted women hired for top positions before he took office. >> romney: we could a took a concerted effort to find women who had the backgrounds to be qualified to be members of our cabinet. i went to a number of women's groups can you help us find folks, and they brought us binders full of women. >> eliot: but according to the coalition groups at a fill those binders romney told the story backyards. she told the "huffington post" that hiving top-level women was an initiative of women's organizations to make it be something that he had to follow through on. he didn't go out looking for these binders. romney also bled a bit when he dualed with th
--i think it's called romnesia. >> eliot: nice line but when it comes to foreign policy the gap between mitt romney and the president is closing according to a recent pew poll. giving the president obama a four-point lead over romney, down from 15 points a month ago thanks in large part to the attack in bengahzi on september 11th that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. president obama was requested about who was to blame for the attack on the jon stewart on "the daily show" with jon stewart. >> obama: every piece of information that we get as we got it we laid it out for the american people. >> i would say even you would say it was not the optimal response at least to the american people as far as us all of us being on the same page. >> obama: here's what i'm going to say as far as four americans getting killed, it's not optimal, and we'll fix it. >> all of it. >> obama: all of it. >> eliot: john mccain is it not like either response on the fox news this morning. >> the optimal line was regrettable and makes me feel sad. for him to say that every piece of information t
go time! only on current tv. there. projection. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." mitt romney attacks president obama on one of the president's strengths--foreign policy. the new poll shows the president passive, disconnected performance at last week' debate may have cost him his lead. that despite friday's jobs numbers showed that unemployment had finally dropped below 8% for the first time since the president took office. according to the latest pew poll if the election were held today, 49% of likely voters would support mitt romney to just 45% for president obama. the president led romney by eight points in that same poll just under a month ago. we'll have more on that a little later in the program. mitt romney may have been hoping to widen that lead with a much anticipated speech at the virginia military institute today that articulated his approach on foreign policy, focusing primarily on u.s. relations in the middle east. the g.o.p. contender portrayed the president as naive in his dealings with our ene
night, and we'll see you here tomorrow. ♪ iewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. see you tomorrow. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this "viewpoint." what is it that some republicans senate candidates don't understand about abortion and rape? plenty. as in ugly new battlefield on the war on women showed last night, and the time could not be worse for mitt romney. comments when an abortion appropriate came into a debate for indiana candidate for senate richard mourdock against democrat joe donnelly. they both say they're pro-life. richard mourdock said this. >> the i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that god intended to happen. >> eliot: some republicans backed off michigan quickly. mike pens has urged richard mourdock to apologize. and others say quote richard mourdock's comments damage all republicans especially romney as the fight for the women's vote intensifies. this could be a defining moment for romney and he should immediately denounce both murdoch and the comment. with the policy poll show
tomorrow night. >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." a speck for is haunting mitt romney courtesy of the obama campaign. it is 8'2" tall and covered with yellow feather. more on that in a moment. first, the cnn poll showed if the election were held today, likely voters would favor obama over romney by just four points. while ohio has obama ahead by just one point. earlier today romney campaigned in iowa where he tried to appeal to the farm vote. >> romney: i will do everything in my power to strengthen once again the american farm the family farm strengthen our economy. >> eliot: but as romney spoke a plane flu over head that said crack down on wall street not sesame street. they are trying to exploit romney's promise to end government support with public television with that banner and this ad. >> big yellow a menace to our economy, mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about it's sesame street. >> romney: the president is spending his time talking about saving big bird. i'll spend my time talk about
♪ ] [♪ theme music ♪] >> eliot: good evening, and welcome to mritly direct current tv east continuing coverage of the presidential debate. tonight the second debate from nasa county new york a townhall-style debate where the president will try to rebound from what was clearly a disastrous debate from a couple of weeks ago. i'm joined by my colleagues governor jennifer granholm the two-term governor of michigan who gave the best speech of the democratic convention bar none. john fugelsang who's satiric commentary leaves us laughing every night. and you're going to explain how we use social media tonight. >> john: indeed. and we're here debating from my hometown, the great isle of long. current tv is where we want you to be on tv with us. if you look right below, you'll see our brand new and improved twitter screen. throughout the debate you will be able to watch not just the candidates but the feedback of your fellow americans, different media outlets, all of the shows here on current, including cenk who is with his brand new baby on the west coast. and if you want to h
will see you here on monday. >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer, and this is "viewpoint." the september jobs report is in. and the numbers are better than expected. way better. the unemployment rate below 8% for the first time since january 2009. it's good news for president obama, after his underwhelming performance in wednesday' debate. and bad news for mitt romney, and his conspiracy-minded supporters on the republican right. more on that in a moment. according to the bureau of labor statistics, unemployment dropped to 7.8% last month down .3 of a percent since august. employers added 114,000 new jobs. including 104 in the private sector and 10,000 in the public sector which had seen months of steady decline. in july's number revised to 181,000 with an additional 40,000 new jobs. president obama shared the news with a cheering crowd at a campaign appearance in fairfax virginia. >> obama: this morning we found out that the unemployment rate had fallen to its lowest level since i office. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to scor
online forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> eliot: with 28 days until the 2012 election, we have entered the lamest of lame duck sessions. with the outcome still unclear, no one on capitol hill wants to do anything to affect their party's reelection. today brought more bad news. president obama was pulling away from mitt romney then he flopped in the most lopsided debate of all times. and now the policy poll shows a two point lead for mitt romney. >> so even wealthy people -- would you put a cap on how much they could deduct for example as far as charitable contributes are concerned? because i have heard you mention the $17,000 cap if you will for come folks out there and i would like you to elaborate if you don't mind. >> i don't intend to lay out a piece of legislation here because i intend to work with congress. >> eliot: members of congress are already trying to form a plan of their own to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. on tuesday eight senator convened at george washington's mount vernon estate to try to get a deal. one of
. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. we'll see you tomorrow. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." mitt romney flip flops on one of the most divisive issues in american politics--abortion. and the supreme court hears arguments on another divisive issue, affirmative action. we start with the election and the numbers. likely voters in the latest gallup poll are evenly split between romney and obama. and in ohio, obama leads by a single point and obama has a two-point lead in wisconsin and the president leads romney in florida. here's what he told the morning show. >> it's hard to keep saying what he's saying isn't true. >> governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> mr. obama said despite the debate the fundamentals of the election hadn't changed, and he had this assurance for his supporters. >> is it possible that you handed him the election that night? >> obama: no. >> you're going to win? >> yes. >> eliot: as for how did mitt romney do against the president bill clinton had his own ideas. >> i thought w old moderate mitt. where
n it feels grate. good night everybody. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint" coming to you tonight from our current tv studio in los angeles. it was billed as a major address on economic policy. mitt romney would tell a crowd of iowa supporters and the world how he would lead the country forward into a new era of prosperity and growth. romney spoke today and yes romney did dust off the same five-point economic plan he has been touting for months. the only thing remotely fresh that romney offered was more cries for change wrapped in a series of unrelenting attacks on president obama who apparently bears sole responsibility for everything that has gone wrong in washington the fast four years. >> this is a year of a choice. americans want to see changes. four years ago people voted for a partisan president and washington is in gridlock because of it president obama reminds us that he inherited a terrible economy. it's not what he inherited but with the misguided policies that slowed the recovery and caused millions of americans to endure leng
better going forward. all right. have a great night. stay right here on current. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign is over. president obama could be forgiven if he wanted to press the reset button. the candidates were all smiles as they came out shook hands in denver last night but when the 90-minute debate was over, mitt romney was the only contender with a reason to keep smiling. according to a cnn poll, 67% of adults thought romney won the debate compared to just 25% who picked the president. 46% of undecided voters in a cbs poll gave the win to romney to just 22% for mr. obama. nearly a third of the undecideds were undecided. romney's positive rating rose above 50% for the first time in this campaign in a reuters poll. the president's ratings stayed unchanged at 56%. romney stayed on the attack even though his positions were to be charitable and flatly untrue. here's some of what he said about his tax plan and the economy. >> romn
in america. that's arlen specter. "viewpoint" is next with eliot spitzer. joy behar. show. watch as i join the women of reg on "say anything". only on current tv. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." the stakes could not be higher for president obama heading into tuesday's second presidential debate. the president had maintained a narrow lead in the polls all summer, especially in the key swing states. but since the first presidential debate, more voters have been taking a second look at mitt romney. now the race is simply too close to call. let's go to the national numbers first. the president trails the former massachusetts governor by two points in the latest gallup tracking poll. mr. obama leads romney by a single point in the politico gwu poll and perhaps giving him solace, likely voters in the absence news "washington post" poll give mr. obama a three-point edge over governor romney. turning to 12 swing states that will almost certainly decide the election the aggregateed united states today gallup poll has the president trailing m
to dish on all 36 current housewives, and still have time left over for bethany. >> eliot: with things looking bleak for mitt romney, the campaign is in need of a new strategy. some of the romney camp sees an opening. as written in the wall street journal. the biggest calamity for obama of course, the administration handling of the tragic attack after two weeks of tiptoe around a definitive answer, they released a statement saying that the attacks in libya from deliberate organized attacks carried out by extremists. >> intelligence community put out a lengthy document that explained the timeline here. i think in the days afterwards it was not clear that this was a terrorist attack as their investigation was conducted and they got more information. that's a determination that they made. >> eliot: some romney advisers think this is an area of weakness of obama upon which they should pounce. others say they should stay with the economy. joining me now former assistant to president clinton for national security affairs. thank you for joining us. >> a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: let's start
information. that's a determination that they made. >> eliot: some romney advisers think this is an area of weakness of obama upon which they should pounce. others say they should stay with the economy. joining me now former assistant to president clinton for national security affairs. thank you for joining us. >> a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: let's start with the important question. what do we know about al-qaeda's attacks in the consulate in ben gassy. >> this was a well planned attack. somebody had been casing the consulate in benghazi for some time. whether they acted on the spur of the moment or if they had direction in outside of libya remains to be scene. >> eliot: the difficulty given the uncertainty and it's impossible to get your arms around all the facts very quickly. but the difficulty then is how do we then move in our evolving relationship with the new libyan government to control al-qaeda's presence and respect their sovereignty. where do we go in this evolving arab spring, in libya in particular. >> a lot of this takes time. building up a strong system of government, insti
, the number one biologic medicine prescribed by rheumatologists. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer, and this is view point. it was a slug fest. president obama and governor mitt romney fought it out toe-to-toe in last night second presidential debate. the president was control and in command, and perhaps not a day too soon. the gallup poll shows mitt romney with a six-point lead over the president, the biggest in the campaign. those numbers don't reflect what happened in last night's debate. these do. 48% of registered voters say the president won the content compared to 33% for mitt romney. after the candidates came out and shook hands, the gloves came off and the fight began starting with jobs and the auto industry bailout. >> obama: when governor romney said that we should let we're going to bet on american workers american auto industry, and it has come surging back. >> romney: that's precisely what i recommended and what happened. >> obama: candy, what governor romney said simply isn't true. he wanted to take them into bankruptcy without providing them any way
listen to the our scientists. all right. thanks so much for watching. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. we'll see you tomorrow. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." the third presidential debate of the 2012 campaign is history. and we are in the homestretch of the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney met to debate foreign policy at lynn university in boca raton florida, last night and when it was all over, romney's running mate, congressman paul ryan, picked a winner close to his heart. >> i think governor romney won this debate and you know why i think he won it? because americans, for a third time now got to see a man ready to become a great president. >> eliot: the polls suggest voters saw the debate a little differently. undecided voters in a cbs news poll favored president obama's performance by 30 points over mitt romney. registered voters in a cnn poll gave the president an 8-point lead over his rival and voters in 11 swing states gave mr. obama an 11
the math in my plan adds up. >> eliot: despite the glossy new packaging the brochure offers little in terms of new policy. a fact the campaign openly admits. >> the pamphlet reflects the ideas that the president has advanced throughout this campaign but we wanted to codify it and put it in one place so that as voters who are making their final decisions contemplate the decisions and have a chance to look at the specific ideas the president is offering. >> eliot: that didn't stop the obama campaign from touting the campaign including ohio, new hampshire, virginia and of course florida. let's bring in former florida congressman alan grayson who is currently running to represent florida's newly-formed ninth congressional district. congressman, thank you as always for joining us. >> thank you. >> eliot: so how did last night's debate affect florida voters? it is still listed, florida that is, in a tossup category. although it seems to be leaning toward mitt romney right now. do you think the president made any ground
for jobs specifically for women? >> get the economy growing number one. >> eliot: finish more on the president's eroding support by women, i'm joined by nancy keenan. thanks for joining us tonight. nancy, i've gotta ask you everybody knows the first stage of grief is denial. i don't want to suggest it but do you accept the fact that, in fact, the gender gap has disappear and that somehow we're in a new world in terms of how women are voting in this campaign? >> eliot, i don't. i think that the gallup poll is an outlier here. i think that quite conhest i the entire campaign has been about drawing the contrast between president obama who has stood with women the affordable care act whether it was lilly lilly ledbetter and a guy in mitt romney who believes women should be in binders and as though he doesn't even know some of the women he could bring to his cabinet. so i don't believe at the end of the day that gender gap that you're seeing a little bit of now is going to present itself in the voting booth. i believe
about what you believe is best for the business." >> eliot: in our political world shaped by the supreme court's 2010 citizens united decision limits on employers' political speech and plos littizing to employees have been significantly reduced. among the not so call small business owners taking advantage of the change, two of our conservative plutocrats, the koch brothers. with a pack mailed to employees urged them to vote for among others, big surprise, mitt romney. for more, i'm joined by mike elk, staff writer for "in these times" who broke the news on romney's conference call advice and by political reporter mike williams. mike is there a question in your mind about legality or propriety as it relates to this employer process liltizeing to employees? >> no. even the pro union labor laws say under citizens united, previous restrictions forbidding employers from talking to their employees about politics have been lifted. no longer is that recognized as a form of coercion as it was in the past. so it is
to a hateful and offensive video that was widely disseminated throughout the arab and muslim world. >> eliot: almost immediately that story ban to crumble and it changed day by day and it was confirmed there was never any protest and the attack was pre-planned today press secretary jay carney defended earlier statements tying the attack to the video. >> when asked what happened we gave our assessments based on the information we had at the time. >> eliot: a notion reiterated by ambassador patrick kennedy testifying today before the house oversight committee. >> no one in the administration has claimed to know all the answers. we've always made clear we're giving the best information that we have at the time and that information has evolved. for example, if any administration official, including any career official were on television on sunday, september 16th, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> eliot: joining me now p.j. crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs for president obama as well as former special assistant for president clinton for national sec
is the home of "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer, and "say anything" with joy behar. we're here for the first presidential debate of 2012 between president obama and governor romney. my panelists here with me are governor eliot spitzer, host of "viewpoint"; cenk uygur, the host and founder of "the young turks"; governor jennifer grandholm, two-time governor of michigan, and the star of the recent democratic convention >> jennifer: you say that to all of the governors. [ laughter ] >> al gore: no. and host of "the war room," and comedian and political commentator, john fugelsang. we are here covering the debate. you'll see the stage in denver there. you see all of their supporters and friends and the folks who are gathered in the denver area for this debate. milling around waiting for the event to start. here on current, we're going to do something different from what the other networks are doing. we're in a new era now. i'm going to ask cenk uygur to tell you how social media plays into our coverage and the difference it makes in politics in this day and time. >> cenk:
, eliot,-- >> eliot: i don't know about being gracious in a debate. >> jennifer: you know this is a debate where george w. bush said we should not be engaged in mission building. >> eliot: we were shotting about this before we came back. it's fascinating how even let's give him full credit, he may have believed it at the moment. circumstances change, and in the world of foreign policy in particular, suddenly the word was turned upside down and what was viewed as a fundamental principle of non-engagement, non-eninvolvement was turned upside down for george w. bush's administration for better or for worse. to the vice president's point subtle nuance, something that the president may be talking about when it comes to bengahzi and the unilateralism of mitt romney with an effective rhetorical point that doesn't translate well. >> al gore: on the other hand where experience in foreign policy can make a difference, avoiding mistakes that could be embarrassing and coming back in the post debate analyses as a big problem. the most famous example was ironically made by an incumbent president, gerald
, eliot spitzer. eliot is joining us on the phone. thanks so much for being inside "the war room" tonight by phone. >> eliot: jennifer, my pleasure and thanks for all of the attention to what is going on in new york state and new york city. >> jennifer: what is your experience? obviously your show has been canceled at least i'm speaking up a portion of that as well as cenk uygur. for you personally, what have you been seeing? >> we couldn't go on the air as demonstrative of the damage being done across the city, lack of power lack of transportation. obviously in the low-lying areas where the water was surging through communities and destroying power stations and flooding tunnels the devastation, the loss of life is just enormous. it makes you realize not only how powerful water is, absolutely nothing can stop it. when it surges through it just comes barreling through. no matter what man has created water wins that fight and a city as complicated as new york, when you realize what is beneath the street is often as c
that president obama lost the debate and has lost momentum. we're here with governor eliot spitzer, governor grandholm, john fugelsang, and myself. >> jennifer: you saw those pictures out about paul ryan -- >> john: yes. >> eliot: wait -- >> jennifer: these are pictures from a while back -- >> john: paul ryan is the oldest guy to still wear a backwards baseball cap. >> jennifer: my question is does biden make a joke about that tonight? >> john: no. >> eliot: if one out of the four of us didn't see the pictures probably not. >> cenk: all right. buckle up. stay right here. >>> good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012 sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. i'm martha raddatz, abc news and i am honored to moderate this debate between two men who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. tonight's debate is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues, and i'm going to move back and forth between the two since that's what a vice president or president will have to do. we'll have nining different segments
appreciate it. eliot spitzer is up next for "viewpoint." what do you have for us? >> eliot: we're going to have a great show. the gender divide. we had a year of the war on women and everything from the president on down presumed he would have a ten-point margin among female voters. suddenly it's gone. where did it go? it's the mystery of the moment. we'll be chatting about that. the issue of corporate leaders employers dictating to their employees for whom they should vote. is it constitutional legal good bad exercising free speech or something worse than that. and then a decision out, a great victim for the--a great victory for the cause of civil rights. >> cenk: we'll be looking forward to it. >> eliot: thank you, and congratulation as soon as thank you. on the kid, i know, thank you so much. when we come back, kid or not i'm dropping elbows. we'll show you who when we return. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement, eliot. [ male announcer ] clay
indicates that president obama lost the debate and has lost momentum. we're here with governor eliot spitzer, governor grandholm, john fugelsang and myself. >> jennifer: you saw those pictures out about paul ryan -- >> john: yes. >> eliot: wait -- >> jennifer: these are pictures from a while back -- >> john: paul ryan is the oldest guy to still wear a backwards baseball cap. >> jennifer: my question is does biden make a joke about that tonight? >> john: no. >> eliot: if one out of the four of us didn't see the pictures probably not. >> cenk: all right. buckle up. stay right here. >>> good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012 sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. i'm martha raddatz, abc news and i am honored to moderate this debate between two men who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. tonight's debate is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues and i'm going to move back and forth between the two since that's what a vice president or president will have to do. we'll have nining di
they have to report. eliot management has done interesting investments including on delfi--what's delfi? a parts manufacturer for g.m. they were in trouble at the same time that g.m. was in trouble. capitalists came in and swooped in on delphi. in fact, they all made a ton of money off of it, as you can see there. third point made $390 million. paulson made $2.6 billion, and eliot management made $1.29 million. they multiplied their money by 44 times--amazing, right? that sounds pretty good. how much did ann romney make off of it? she won't reveal it, that's why we keep asking her but it appears to be in the range based on the estimates of how much other people made off this same investment from $15.3 million to $115 million. so far it's a feel-good story. they invest in a company that looks like it's going under and then it does well. here is the questionable part. how did they recover and how did they make that money? first thing they did was they got rid of all their unionized workers. 25,200 union workers gone. they closed 25 of the 29 u.s. plants. and most importantly they dumped t
seconds stay right here. >> eliot: welcome back. it is politically direct current tv's coverage of the second presidential debate. i'm joined here by governor jennifer granholm, two-term governor of michigan. i always say the best speaker at the democratic convention. she stirred the audience and our own john fuglesang whose great show will be beginning shortly. so in a minute and less, we'll have the opening bell. jennifer, what do you expect to see the president do to show he's in command he's in charge. >> jennifer: i think he will speak with clarity about the differences between him and mitt romney. i think he will bring it home with optimism and passion. >> john: i think the president needs to show he's more comfortable around humans. this is the forum to do it. >> eliot: tonight will be about differences and contrast. if there was a word in the last debate, it was convergence. the president seemed to be malleable. >> jennifer: mitt romney was malleable. president can't allow him to do it. >> john: mitt romn
. >> jennifer: yeah i agree. eliot made that point before we went to break, and i agree with you. >> john: yes, i agree. >> jennifer: cenk how about you? >> i think the president stands a better chance of winning than romney does. but we'll see how they both play. so here is the last presidential debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission of presidential debates. one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine and i have not shared them with the candidates or their aids. the audience has taken a vow of silence. no reaction of any kind except right now, when we welcome president barack obama and governor romney. [ cheers and applause ] >> gentlemen your campaigns have agreed to certain rules, and they are simple. they have asked me to divide the evening into segments. i'll poesz a question at the beginning of each segment. you will each have two minutes to respond, and then we will have a general discussion until
. and everyone have a great weekend. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> good evening i'm michael shure sitting in for eliot spitzer, and this is sup. vice president joe biden and made paul ryan clash early. martha raddatz moderating and keeping a tight grip on the proceedings, the topics included this sharp exchange on social security and medicare. >> social security and medicare going bankrupt. if you reform these programs for my generation, 55 and below. >> who do you believe him or me, a plan that added $6,400 a year more and with regard to social security we will not privatize it. >> shocking to know that both sides claimed victory after the debate. democrats praised biden on the substance of his arguments while republicans attacked him on style points. >> biden new to pick up that flag and go in. did he it tonight and effectively. >> i don't think from a stylistic point of view that he did himself any good. >> he looked like an arrogant cheshire cat smiling and laughing every time ryan spoke. >> joe biden is joe biden. he's authentic and real. he's state forward and he says what he thinks and he says
be reason 108 why mitt romney should not be president. >> cenk: eliot spitzer with "viewpoint." what is on the show. >> eliot: i was hoping that you would tell me. i've been listening to you trash mitt romney, literally. man you're going down the totem poll. the supreme court term, is is it going to be as fun as last year. and libya, an interesting story to see how long the republicans try to flay this one. it won't do them any good. and "countdown" to denver. it will be fun to see them talk about the debate more than the candidates do. we'll have a good time. >> cenk: sounds good. we voted not guilty on all counts of mitt romney. >> eliot: come on, you guys--i'm glad i never had you on one of my juries. >> cenk: thank you eliot. when we come back, elbow of the day. i'm going to tell you who it is. keep it between you and me, it's on paul ryan but who will deliver it on his head? it's a really fun topic. we'll see when we come back. no no, don't let him fall. people when i'm upset. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement,
appreciate it. and the elbow of the day. oh, eliot spitzer. >> eliot: you almost forgot about it. cenk, i'm not going to let you forget that again. your you're going to be sitting next to me tomorrow night. you better be nice to me. we have governor granholm coming up about what it's like to prepare joe biden for debate. and then p.j. crowley one the great voices of the state department explaining what we now know, what we don't know and what we should know about what happened in bengahzi. >> cenk: and we'll host "the young turks" together on friday. >> eliot: i look forward to it. >> cenk: thank you eliot. when we come back, the elbow of the day. or the light saver of the day. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement, eliot. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect. td ameri
introductions. any memorable moments from debates in the past that you remember, eliot? >> then only one -- seeing this ten seconds to go brings it back. i had a problem with one of my opponents that had a binder on the lectern and the moderator had to run up and take it off. and i think it totally threw my opponent. >> al gore: i think the single best line is when ronald reagan said i'm not going to make an issue of age and hold my opponent's age against him. great good humor, funny, but it ended the race. >> cenk: yeah, to the point we were discussing earlier about substance, you know, one of the most memorable moments was when george hw bush looked at his watch. here we go. >> i'm jim lehrer and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama the democratic nominee, and form massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate as the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and wil
on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> as every election year brings us, there are a ton of ballot initiatives and ballots on the books going out before the voters in states all across the country, none probably as interesting as amendment 64 in colorado, which is will the legalization and possession of the use of marijuana. here is more about that. >> she and her husband once run a marijuana dispensary and marketed foods with marijuana in them. now a state constitutional amendment to make it legal in colorado for adults over 21 to possess one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use. colorado is already one of 17 states that allow marijuana for medical use. the business pumps $11 million a year into colorado state coffers. proponents say taxes would generate millions more for school construction. >> let's have our marijuana money go to schools rather than criminals in mexico
political report to review all of the big senate races going on today. and eliot spitzer, current tv's own el host of "viewpoint" will be here for his wednesday visit as well. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> good morning, overhead lines making news on this wednesday. baseball gets underway in san francisco. the giants welcome the american league champions detroit tigers. san francisco has home field advantage thanks to the nl winning the all-star game in summer. they will play game one and two at home and if necessary six and sen as well. >> bill: i ran into the chief lobbyist for majority leader baseball last night, and she was on her way this morning to san francisco. i said man, i'm surprised to see you still in town. >> i'm really torn on this. >> oh, giants. >> i like a winner and the tigers look good. they cooked the yankees in four games that's pretty good. >> that's impressive. >> another celebrity endorsement for president obama. you'll remember kelly clarkson voiced her support for ron paul a year ago, now she says because of
whole life as professor rose is pointing out to some degree. eliot spitzer has got "viewpoint" next. eliot, what do you have. >> eliot: i hear there was a debate last night cenk. we'll let people talk about that and pars over the obama campaign and see how they can resurrect themselves. you and i still predict that they're going to win big. voter i.d. has been the pennsylvania statute struck down or the delayed implementation. big and important news in terms of november. here in new york the innocence project, a great group of folks 300 person found to be convicted wrongly will get out of jail. we'll talk about folks out of there, and how they do it and we'll shed light on the criminal justice system. >> cenk: sound great. when we come back, the elbow of the day. you know who it is. you cannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. enm01525 w of the day on thursday. there was some good resp
next. >> eliot: you didn't have to cut to me? i was listening. didn't you and i say the presidential race was over last week? >> cenk: you're going to remind me of that again? >> eliot: you persuaded me that have fact. we have to eat crow. this is a new game. we'll talk about that, foreign policy this is the issue of the moment. did mitt romney say anything today or was it all sizzle, no steak. we've got stephen barton, one of the victims in the aurora shooting horror, and he'll put pressure on the presidential candidate on gun control. we've got a lot of issues coming up. >> cenk: looking forward for t eliot, and by the way, it's still over. now when we come back, the elbow of the day. shows slavery guys didn't get it. the kid executer didn't get it. who gets it, you'll find out when we come back. this is the land of giants. ♪ ♪ guts. glory. ram. so... [ gasps ] these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? maybe. rich chocolate chips... i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and, and...and then the awards started coming in, and i beca
. this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement, eliot. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? get irresistibly clean and fresh carpets in your home with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. [ male announcer ] did you know that mach3 can last longer than a disposable? mach3 has hd blades coated with 4 strengthening layers so it can last 2 times longer than a disposable. switch to mach3. closer shave, great value. gillette, mach3. >> cenk: twitter was blowing up last night during the debate. i was one of the people blowing it up. my wife was in the hospital and feeding the baby, and tweeting. we have our own media expert. >> i was here with my own binder of social media women. we were tracking the conversation. there were over 7 m
, this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? rich, chewy caramel rolled up in smooth milk chocolate. don't forget about that payroll meeting. rolo.get your smooth on. also in minis. you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect. td ameritrade's empowering web-based trading platform. trade commission-free for 60 days, and we'll throw in up to $600 when you open an account. >> jennifer: four-fifth's of the countries population now lives in urban areas, which is the highest percentage in our histo
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